Choosing the Right Industrial Robot
In today’s industrial world, automation of robotics manufacturing processes has become popular. Industrial robots have proven to increase the quality, performance, manufacturing speed, and safety of employees. However, it can seem daunting choosing the right industrial robot for your production line, particularly for new robotics, thanks to several manufacturers and model robots. Below is a list of considerations to consider in order to simplify the process by buying an industry robot and to make sure that you make the right decision when choosing the right industrial robot.
When choosing the right industrial robot, the first thing to remember is the application it is performing. This helps to limit the choices because robots are normally graded according to the type of application. You would, for example, want to display soldering robots such as the FANUC Arc Mate 100ic or the Motoman MA1400, if your application is for TIG welding. The FANUC M-20ia may be the perfect option if you require an industrial robot to handle materials. Many industrial robots have been designed for several applications. Plasma welding and plasma cutting can be used with the Fanuc arc mate 120iBe. You would want to consider a robot that can adapt to changes in applications if you think your robotic needs will change in the near future. Since they can be redeployed for new applications the versatility of industrial robots is advantageous.
The next thing to consider is the payload of the robot after you have reduced your robot choices by the application. An industrial robot’s payload is the maximum weight it can bear. The payload does not only mean the weight of a workpiece but also the weight of the end of the bracelet. If you need to lift heavy parts for your robot then it would be better to have a heavier load capability, like the FANUC M-900ia/600 or the ABB IRB 7600-500.
The distance to be achieved during a certain service is another aspect to consider. Usually, robots have a vertical and horizontal set of two forms. The vertical reach is the lowest point at which the robot wrist will reach the highest point. The distance between the middle of the robot body that can be reached is horizontal. For those that need an extra length, several robot companies sell an extensive range of models, for example, the Fanuc R-2000iC 125L version. Some robots can be combined with track paths in a large work piece envelope.
Axis of a Robot
The number of axes a robot has represents its amount of free movement. This is important to take into account, because the more flexibility a robot has, the more movement it can give. Most industrial robots have six axes, which represent a human’s range of movement. Six-axis robots can turn and rotate so that a wider workspace is possible. It is not inherently bad to have so many axes because it offers greater stability for future adjustments.
The robot’s environment should also be taken into consideration since not all robots are suitable for all circumstances. The IP rating of the robot can be extremely helpful to determine if the robot is for clean room equipment like a laboratory or harsh environments. Robots with a 67 grade, such as the FANUC M-710ic, are screened for protection in harsh terms against high dust, or liquid intrusion.
There are other points that are important when choosing the right and perfect Industrial Robot. But these are the key things that one must lookout for when choosing the right industrial robot.